Saturday, July 30

i won! i won! i won! mme:-)

hello bloggers!

i just came back from PARIS and i've got the biggest SURPRISE ever!!! i'm the honorable mention winner at the monthly sketch challenge on my mind's eye blog!!! YAY!!!

just check this out: 

to view the original post from mme, click HERE.

to view my post about this challenge, click HERE

i'm so HONORED indeed! i can pick one collection of my choice, which is definitely "lost and found two" - if you've seen their new paper lines, you will know that my choice was very difficult! but what can i say - i'm in love with "lost & found two!!!

THANK YOU my minds eye for your GENEROSITY
and THANK YOU lovely ladies from mme design team for picking up my layout!

this is the best way to start my scrappy weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, July 29

cuddly buddly challenge #5: petals & pearls!

hello bloggers!

it’s friday and time for a new challenge at cuddly buddly

this week the theme is “PETALS & PEARLS”, chosen by jackie

it's such a wonderful theme and it includes two of my all time favourite products - petals and pearls! here is my example for this challenge:

i used wee stamps digi stamps "rose's bike ride" and marianne design papers.

you can find more of the AMAZING DT examples on cuddly buddly's blog.

rules for play:
  • each entry must, for it’s main image, use a digi image sold by one of the artists at cuddly buddly crafts.
  • you may enter as many times as you’d like to each week so long as your project hasn't been submitted to a previous challenge at cuddly buddly.
  • you may submit your entry to other challenges across the web.
  • you will need to publish your entry on your own blog with a link to the challenge post and also display one or more of cuddly buddly's web buttons from the column on the right.
  • link your project to cuddly buddly by submitting your entry using the inlinkz service at the bottom of each challenge blog post.
  • entries need to be submitted before 20:00hrs thursday 4th august.

the prize:
a £10 cuddly buddly crafts gift certificate to be spent as the winner/s so choose in the online shop.

the winner/s:
one winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries. if there are over thirty entries the DT member who set the theme for the challenge will personally choose a second winner.

the winner/s will be notified by email, announced on the next challenge and listed on the winners page.

so, get your digi's and join the FUN @ cuddly buddly!

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Monday, July 25

mme blog challenge 25: celebrate YOU

happy monday, bloggers!

another month, another AMAZING sketch from mme to play with:

and this is my interpretation:

i just can't get enough of those ADORABLE "lil' robotos" papers! they are so CUTE and PERFECT for THEO:-)

i did a lot of fussy cutting and doodling on this layout, but i kept it "clean and simple" - it's a boy page after all:-)

here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my creation!

thanks for stopping by!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, July 21

prima BAP july 2011 {jungle SWING}

hello bloggers!

my post today is all about PRIMA:-) i finished my layout for the prima july BAP sketch competition:

and here is what i came up with {after i flipped, turned and played with the sketch}:

for this project i used the following AMAZING prima marketing products:
so cute! paper collection - "SO CUTE"
so cute! paper collection - "GROWING"
so cute! paper collection - "THE GREAT OUTDOORS"
so cute! paper collection - "NOTEWORTHY"
so cute! clear stamps
alphabet stickers - blue
rose leaves #540463
whisper collection reflections #548605
e-line flowers aqua #300395
sculpture flowers #920999
masks "leaves and vine"
ribbon "leaf spray"

on the pictures - SWEET little baby THEO swinging in the park:-)

i started with white card-stock, PRIMA mask and brown distress Ink pad. as usual i did a lot of fussy cutting, punching, stitching, etc., but the papers asked for it;-) just look at this cute birdie:-) and this ribbon definitely needed more leaves!

the best thing about PRIMA flowers is that you can combine different collections, even different years is not a problem. paper or fabric or even sculptured flowers - you can mix and match them as much as you want -  they always look PERFECT together!  to finish my bouquet, i added dusty attic "ferns" chippies...

... and some cute snails and frogs...

the little stamped birds are from the "so cute! clear stamps" set:

i attached the swing with making memories butterfly brads:

some more close ups:

i even used PRIMA packaging to embellish my pictures:-)

i hope you enjoyed looking at my project as much as i enjoyed making it:-)

thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! i really appreciate every single comment!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, July 18

scrapbook challenges SS12

hello bloggers,

i'm trilled to announce that i've been invited to join the FABULOUS design team at scrapbook challenges! this is such a great opportunity for me and i'm so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

the first challenge i'm hosting there is based on sketch 12 from our SIZZLING SUMMER of SKETCHES competition.

the sketch is made by our very CREATIVE chanell rigterink and it is for a multiple picture layout.

here is what I came up with:

on the pictures - PRETTY little princess ELISE in disneyland. instead of three pictures, i used two pictures and a castle:-) as usual, i did a lot of fussy cutting, hand-stitching, misting and inking on this layout.

if you like sketches and you are up to challenge, just log in and join the FUN. We have some AMAZING prizes this month!

hope to see you there!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, July 15

cuddly buddly challenge 3: bright colours and butterflies!

hello bloggers!

today is friday and it is time for a new challenge at cuddly buddly!

the theme is "bright colours & butterflies" chosen by MADDY

the prize:
£10 cuddly buddly crafts gift certificate to be spent as the winner/s so choose in cuddly buddly's  online shop.

rules of play:
entries need to submitted before 20:00hrs thursday 21st july.


this week Maddy's challenging us to use BRIGHT colours and BUTTERFLIES in our makes -  just be sure to pop one of cuddly buddly's artist's digi images in amongst all the colour and flutters!

here is my take on this SUMMERY theme:

i used eline's digi set - cat, bear & bunny - best friends. the butterflies are from PRIMA marketing's clear stamps "WINGS". 

if you need more inspiration, check the WONDERFUL examples from the DT members on cuddly buddly's blog

so, get your colouring pencils and join the FUN! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, July 11

fancy little chick

hello bloggers,

when I saw the AMAZING colour palette at color combos galore this week i could not resist!

the moment i saw these colours i knew exactly which paper line i will use - basic grey "URBAN PRAIRIE"! it's the perfect collection for this palette!

so, here is my "FANCY LITTLE CHICK" layout:

on the pictures - my little elise, being ADORABLE in the park! she was about 1 year old, but she already knew that she wants to wear only skirts and dresses...:-)

with this layout i'm also participating in the july edge punch challenge hosted at my creative scrapbook. make sure to check it out - there is still enough time to apply!

as i mentioned above, i used basic grey's "URBAN PRAIRIE" collection - papers and chipboard. i started with the off white sheet, which i sprayed with glimmer mist "BUBBLE GUM". i also stamped some pink swirls on it.

the yellow rose and the yellow sculpture flower are from PRIMA marketing. the white one is from PETALOO. i sprayed it with perfect pearls to create the off-white colour.

i used ranger liquid pearls - PINK and WHITE, to embellish the stamped swirls. the pink chick comes from the  matching chipboard elements pack.

i used the WONDERFUL martha stewart edge punch "pansy"to create the flowery edge.

the yellow flower is from PRIMA marketing, as is the little yellow rose.

some more chipboard elements and hand-made butterflies:-)

and my title. for the word "FANCY" I used basic grey alphabet from another collection. it was light blue, but thanks to my FAVOURITE copic ciao i managed to get the colour i needed!:-) i used the chippy birdie for the word "CHICK". the pink alpha i have from a long time ago, but i really have no idea anymore from where/whom i've got it.

thanks for stopping by! i do appreciate every visit and comment!:-)

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, July 8

fancy pants card {guest designer @ scrapdelight}

hello bloggers!

as i mentioned in one of my previous posts, this month i'm a guest designer for a dutch scrapbook store "scrap delight". i had the PLEASURE to work with one of the NEWEST paper collections in their shop "it's the little things" from fancy pants. 

i was asked to create an example for the friday card challenge and here is what i came up with:

for detailed information about this challenge and more inspiration from the other dt members, click here.

if you are interested in my other fancy pants projects as a guest designer at scrap delight, click here.

thanks for stopping by! hope you had fun!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, July 6

baby b0ss {bo bunny friday layout challenge}

hello bloggers!

i want to share with you my lastest layout, based on the WONDERFUL friday challenge from BO BUNNY. this time the challenge was to use an ad from a magazine, the internet or any other place you see an advertisement that inspires you!

so, when i found this ad from EMIPIRE BABY PANTS {1954}  for baby diapers:

i couldn't resist and create a layout with this picture:

i used mainly the AMAZING bo bunny paper line "gabrielle". i added some flowers and brads from a bit older collections {from bo bunny of course}.

i turned the black & white ad into sepia to fit my colour palette; did some stitching and distressing as well:-)

the flowers are from different BO BUNNY collections {flutter butter and kitchen spice}. the brads are also from the "kitchen spice" collection. i used a lot of different ranger liquid pearls as well.

the letters are from the WONDERFUL "gabrielle" collection.

i used the note worthy journalling cards to embellish my layout:

this is also my final layout from the style lounge challenge at aussie scrap source. the style we had to copy this week was modern vintage.

i had great FUN playing along!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, July 5

scrap delight - guest designer!

hello lovely friends!

i feel very honoured that i was asked to be the july guest designer for scrapdelight - a dutch online scrapbook store with an absolutely amazing selection of scrapbook supplies!

here is what i created with their latest products -


on the pictures - my little baby ELISE with her favourite (at the time) blue rabbit.

i had these pictures for quite some time (8 years by now;-), but i never managed to find the right papers for them. when i saw the new FANCY PANTS paper line - "it's the little things" (which you can order here) - i knew in an instant that this line will be perfect for these pictures!

i started by colouring the "pecking order" sheet, which was originally black & white, but with a little help from RV95 copic ciao i made it black & pink to suit my design better!

i used a sheet of french vanilla cardstock for the second layer, which i sprayed with GLIMMER MIST {pink taffy}. the third pink layer i cut from the "humming bird" sheet.

for the borders i used MARTHA STEWART's "floral lace" edge punch and EK SUCCESS "garden flower chain" punch and "birdcage" paper.

i cut out some of the punched flowers to create a 3D effect, i embossed them and added distressed STICKLES "tattered rose" for that extra glam they needed.


the paper flowers are from the same FANCY PANTS collection. for the pink swirls i used bits and pieces from ZVA CREATIVE. i couldn't put the original swirl on, because of its size - it was way to big for the little space around the flowers i have left. so, i cut it!

here are some more close ups:

i did a lot of stitching and fussy cutting on this layout, but it was all worth it :-)
i'm pretty pleased with the result!

you can read all about SCRAPDELIGHT, their challenges and my layout (of course;-) here:

have a lovely week!

hugs 'n smiles,

webster's pages bling it on!

there is an exciting week coming at inspire me - the INSPIRATIONAL forum of webster's pages!

they are announcing the new collections and there will be a lot of GIVEAWAYS!  

so, come in and join the FUN!!!

hugs 'n smiles,

i won! i won! i won! webster's pages:-)

hello bloggers!!!

have you seen THIS? yep...that's me...i am so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

when i saw that i was the winner of one of webster's pages AMAZING digital collections, i couldn't stop dancing! it's definitely winter fairy tales for me!:-)

i entered the digi/hybrid challenge with my {SMILE} layout:

to view my original post, click HERE

thank you, sweet brandin, for your generosity! what an awesome SURPRISE was this for me!

have an amazing week everyone!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, July 4

prima marketing july's PPP and palette

hello bloggers,

here is an EXPLOSION of inspiration, brought to us by PRIMA:

july's PPP is filled with gorgeous reds, whites, and blues! PRIMA has a WONDERFUL selection to help you get your freedom-loving projects done up in style.

so, roll up you sleeves and get those liberty day projects finish!

hugs 'n smiles,